9781403946577

Britain Decides: The UK General Election 2005

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    9781403946577

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    1403946574

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-03-03
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Combining analysis of the party campaigns with a longer-term assessment of the handling of key issues, the volume provides a definitive guide to how the election was won and lost. Academic analyses of social, political, and territorial factors in how the UK voted are complemented by outsider views and constituency profiles.

Author Biography

Andrew Geddes is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield. Jonathan Tonge is Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at The University of Salford.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
List of abbreviations
viii
List of figures
x
List of tables
xi
Notes on contributors xiii
Introduction
1(5)
Andrew Geddes
Jonathan Tonge
The results: how Britain voted
6(21)
David Denver
Constituency profile: Liverpool Riverside
26(1)
Labour's campaign: neither forward nor back
27(19)
Steven Fielding
Constituency profiles: Crosby; Bristol West
44(2)
New leaders, same problems: the Conservatives
46(24)
Philip Cowley
Jane Green
Constituency profile: Enfield Southgate
69(1)
The Liberal Democrats: steady progress or failure to seize the moment?
70(21)
Edward Fieldhouse
David Cutts
Constituency profiles: Manchester Withington; Southport
89(2)
The candidate: Tony Wright
91(7)
Tony Wright
The election in Scotland
98(15)
James Mitchell
Constituency profile: Dundee East
112(1)
Wales: the second post-devolution general election
113(16)
Jonathan Bradbury
Constituency profile: Monmouth
128(1)
Northern Ireland: meltdown of the moderates or the redistribution of moderation?
129(21)
Jonathan Tonge
Constituency profile: Upper Bann
149(1)
Feminising politics: sex and gender in the election
150(20)
Sarah Childs
Constituency profiles: Blaenau Gwent; Guildford
168(2)
Campaign finance
170(18)
Justin Fisher
Constituency profile: Westmorland and Lonsdale
187(1)
The Internet, e-democracy and the election: virtually irrelevant?
188(20)
Stephen Ward
Constituency profile: Solihull
207(1)
Election unspun? Mediation of the campaign
208(17)
David Deacon
Dominic Wring
Constituency profile: Bolton West
224(1)
It's not the economy stupid! The disappearance of the economy from the 2005 campaign
225(16)
Martin J. Smith
Constituency profile: Milton Keynes North East
240(1)
Delivery of public services
241(20)
David Richards
Constituency profile: Putney
260(1)
Foreign policy and the 'War on Terror'
261(18)
Gavin Cameron
Constituency profiles: Bethnal Green and Bow; Sedgefield
277(2)
Nationalism: immigration and European integration at the 2005 general election
279(16)
Andrew Geddes
Constituency profile: Barking
294(1)
Conclusion
295(6)
Andrew Geddes
Jonathan Tonge
Index 301

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